Originally Posted by Yogiwick
A good big sister puts her little sister in place. I'm sure you know all about that (I am also a big sister haha)
Also, any good role model DOES put a foal in their place and disciplines while looking out for them. Sounds like Selena handled it perfectly. Once she gets over the little usurper they will be perfect, I'm sure.
She's just perfect OK? Haha. She really is. I still think she will be beyond easy to train as long as you make her think it was her idea.
I am glad Selena corrected her, and gently enough to get her point across.
Originally Posted by liltuktuk
What a cutie!
I watched Maverick get kicked at and nipped when he first went in with the older horses. It only lasted a bit though while they all got used to each other. Now he has 5 parents (3 mares and 2 geldings) who all protect him. He'll lay down in the middle of them and they'll take turns standing over him while he sleeps.
Does she do the baby teeth clacking to the older horses? When I first introduced Maverick to our herd he ran up to each horse clacking his teeth saying "I'm a baby, I'm a baby! Please don't hurt me!"
Unfortunately for him, now that he's almost 11 months old, he's starting to think maybe he can push the other horses around. He kicked out at the boss gelding the other day and then immediately ran away clacking his teeth. The other gelding gave him a half-hearted chase, but Maverick's going to be in for a rude awakening one of these days when no one believes his teeth clacking anymore!
She definitely does the clacking, I think all babies do. That's funny that Maverick uses it to his advantage!
Today was another great day. Picked out & rasped all 4 of Vee's feet tonight BY MYSELF. Took me a little while to get her to stop fidgeting but once she caught on she stood right there with slack in the lead rope. It was a huge/scary step for her to be so good with her hind legs, not to mention the feeling of having them lifted and rasped. Lol
I also turned her and Selena out together again in the indoor arena. My outdoor paddock is still under "construction" so the indoor is all she is getting for exercise/turnout at the moment. Selena was MUCH more tolerant of her tonight...only lifted a leg and placed it back down once to warn her, but other than that they stood close by each other multiple time and even ran around with each other with no fighting or worries. I'm working on uploading the videos for you guys
But in the meantime...
Vee says "Peek-A-Boo!" 1521962_10201436976277929_888788184_n.jpg